Here's a closer look at Darkspore, an action game that seems to neatly blend the best bits of Diablo and Spore.

I loved playing it when I checked out the PC game at GamesCom last week. I especially liked the concept of being able to double down on your post-level loot for a chance of getting something better, or nothing at all.

The Lighting, Lasers and Fire of Darkspore

The Lighting, Lasers and Fire of Darkspore

The Lighting, Lasers and Fire of Darkspore

The Lighting, Lasers and Fire of Darkspore

The Lighting, Lasers and Fire of Darkspore

The Lighting, Lasers and Fire of Darkspore

The Lighting, Lasers and Fire of Darkspore

The Lighting, Lasers and Fire of Darkspore